adjkm is an architecture collective founded in 2010. The group operates in Caracas.

The creation of the collective is the result of the group's participation at the Caracas Symphony Complex competition, where their proposal was awarded first place. Their experience in this competition encouraged them to participate in national and international competitions such as the Simón Diaz Cultural Center in Petare (Honorable Mention), Galeria Venezia renovation (Honorable Mention), La Carlota Metropolitan Green Park, the Teatro Colón Complex in Bogotá, the Puerta del Sol renovation in Madrid , and most recently, the Central Bank of Venezuela Headquarters in Guayana (Second Place).

The collective's work is based on the interaction of different activities such as research, communication, experimentation and synergy with other disciplines within the architectural project. This approach allows them to respond locally and globally to a wide variety of contemporary issues.

adjkm currently works for the competition-winning Caracas Symphony Complex, a Concert Hall prototype for a Music Conservatory, a 90HA resort masterplan and a social cooking school in La Guaira.

Alejandro Méndez Smith
Co-founder and Partner at adjkm
2009 Design Management, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain.
2006 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Daniel Otero Peña
Co-founder and Partner at adjkm
2009 DES Architectures des milieux, École Spéciale d´Architecture in Paris, France.
2006 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Khristian Ceballos Ugarte
Co-founder and Partner at adjkm
2009 DES Architectures des milieux, École Spéciale d´Architecture in Paris, France.
2004 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Mawarí Núñez Flores
Co-founder and Partner at adjkm
2009 DES Architectures des milieux, École Spéciale d´Architecture in Paris, France.
2006 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Silvia Caradonna
Lead Architect
2008 Architecture and Urbanism diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela and Universitá La
Sapienza di Roma.

Jhon Gancino
Lead Architect
2007 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Gabriela Salas
Architect
2014 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Luisana Villegas
Architect
2015 Architecture diploma from Universidad José María Vargas.

Viviana Rizzo
Architect
2013 Architecture diploma from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Charlotte Serna
Architect
2015 Architecture diploma from Universidad Simón Bolívar.

Camila Anzaloni
Intern from Universidad Simón Bolívar.

Gabriela Guilarte
Intern from Northeastern University (MA).

Marianne Díaz
Intern from Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Design Team since 2010:
Alejandro Dappo, José Castillo, Mariana Otero, María Leonor Cordero, Franedward Moreno, Astrid Safina, María Eugenia Duarte, Fedora Dasilva, Pauline Scannella, Simonett Rosenberg, Nicole Calderón, Irene Jackson, Johana Arias, Samantha Pieters, Lino Cáceres, Josymar Rodríguez, Javier Mogollón, Mariana Lugo, Abel Piñate, Verónica Hoffman, Carla Gonçalves, Odelis Lozada, Fernando Sánchez, Yoryelina Moreno, Ricardo Esparragoza, Nicole Durán, Maria Daniela Ceballo and Andrea Arenas.

Consultants and Partners:
///// Alicia Cristo graphic designer, Andrés Otero structural engineering, Andrés Rengifo media and video, BACKROOM CARACAS Rody Douzoglou art platform, Bernardo Risquez art music and architecture, BKBS Bertrand Renaudin and Quiterie Mahler architects/Paris, DUCKS SCENO Frans Swarte theatrical consultants, Gaëlle Smits designer, Gastón Parra engineering, GUERIN PEDROZA Héctor Pedroza and Pierre Guerin architects/Paris, Iván González architect, Javier Guerra architect/Madrid, Javier Mogollón architect/Panama, MICRA Camilo Cáceres and Cristian Fontana architects, MINIMA Jose and Roberto Sebastiani architects and interior designers, NAGATA ACOUSTICS acoustic consultants, Rodolfo Agrella architect and designer, Ruy Porto architect/Madrid, Ricardo Limongi graphic designer, SMITH FALCHETTI Enrique Méndez industrial design and production, Tomás Méndez acoustics and architecture /////


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